trident car logo

trident car logo

Trident Car Logo

The Maserati logo has a historical origin like other car logos. It is a traditional symbol of the town where the brand’s factory was first built, Bologna, before being moved to Modena. The logo is composed by a red trident above a blue base, which represents Neptune’s trident. History tells that the only Maserati brother that wasn’t particularly passionate about cars and engineering, Mario, was the one that created the logo, basing its design on the Neptune’s statue at Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore.  The simple company logo created a name in a sea of car logos. It was known globally as one of the famous car logos that continues to exist.
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Trident Car Logo

08 of 11 Maserati Maserati Trident. Maserati What is it? A trident.When did it first appear? As early as Maserati itself, in the 1920s.What's it mean? It was believed to have been designed by Mario Maserati, the only one of five Maserati brothers who was an artist rather than an auto engineer, designer, or builder. He likely based it on the trident carried by Neptune in classical mythology. More »
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Trident Car Logo

Maserati Trident. Maserati What is it? A trident.When did it first appear? As early as Maserati itself, in the 1920s.What's it mean? It was believed to have been designed by Mario Maserati, the only one of five Maserati brothers who was an artist rather than an auto engineer, designer, or builder. He likely based it on the trident carried by Neptune in classical mythology. More »
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Trident Car Logo

“The Maserati logo comprises of a white trident on a blue background, symbolizing Neptune’s trident at Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore. The tagline, “Excellence through passion”, in uppercase characters is placed below. The Maserati logo was first introduced in 1926 when the brothers produced their first Tipo 26 model.
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Trident Car Logo

“The trident logo of the Maserati car company is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore. In 1920 one of the Maserati brothers, artist Mario, used this symbol in the logo at the suggestion of family friend Marquis Diego de Sterlich. It was considered particularly appropriate for the sports car company due to fact that Neptune represents strength and vigor; additionally the statue is a characteristic symbol of the company’s original home city.
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Trident Car Logo

The trident logo of the Maserati car company is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore. In 1920, one of the Maserati brothers, artist Mario, used this symbol in the logo at the suggestion of family friend Marquis Diego de Sterlich. It was considered particularly appropriate for the sports car company due to fact that Neptune represents strength and vigour; additionally the statue is a characteristic symbol of the company’s original home city.
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Trident Car Logo

There are several versions regarding the creator of the logo. According to one of the versions one of the brothers named Mario was not really passionate about car development and production. He did not want to be involved in automotive industry and proved to be quite a talented artist. They say that he was the one to design Maserati logo based on world’s famous Neptune’s statue located at Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy. The logo was first introduced in 1926 when the brothers produced their first Tipo 26 model.
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Trident Car Logo

You know that a company has made its mark on the business world when their logo is recognizable all over the world. There doesn’t even have to be a name attached to the design, as oftentimes a simple sign or combination of images can break through the language barrier, making the logo more famous than the name of the company itself. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the 10 most recognizable car logos in the world.
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“The Maserati logo is among the most popular and instantly recognizable car logos in history. The blue color in the Maserati logo symbolizes its strength, excellence and class, whereas the white color stands for purity and charm of the brand.
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What's it mean? It was believed to have been designed by Mario Maserati, the only one of five Maserati brothers who was an artist rather than an auto engineer, designer, or builder. He likely based it on the trident carried by Neptune in classical mythology. More »
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06 of 11 Koenigsegg Koenigsegg Logo. Koenigsegg What is it? A shield in red, yellow, and blue.When did it first appear? As soon as the Koenigsegg company itself did, in 1994.What's it mean? Founder and designer Christian Koenigsegg used his own family's coat of arms as a starting point and developed the logo from there.
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Koenigsegg Logo. Koenigsegg What is it? A shield in red, yellow, and blue.When did it first appear? As soon as the Koenigsegg company itself did, in 1994.What's it mean? Founder and designer Christian Koenigsegg used his own family's coat of arms as a starting point and developed the logo from there.
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11 of 11 Spyker Spyker’s Wheel and Propeller. Spyker Cars N.V. What is it? A multi-spoked automobile wheel with an airplane propeller in the center.The text on the bottom half of the wheel reads, “Nulla Tenaci Invia Est Via.”When did it first appear? Spyker is another of those died-and-resurrected exotic car companies. This logo appeared in 1914 when the car maker merged with an aircraft builder.What's it mean? Well, now that you know about the merger with the Dutch Aircraft Factory, you can probably figure it out. You're smart that way. You might need help translating the motto, though, which means “For the tenacious, no road is impassable.”
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Spyker’s Wheel and Propeller. Spyker Cars N.V. What is it? A multi-spoked automobile wheel with an airplane propeller in the center.The text on the bottom half of the wheel reads, “Nulla Tenaci Invia Est Via.”When did it first appear? Spyker is another of those died-and-resurrected exotic car companies. This logo appeared in 1914 when the car maker merged with an aircraft builder.What's it mean? Well, now that you know about the merger with the Dutch Aircraft Factory, you can probably figure it out. You're smart that way. You might need help translating the motto, though, which means “For the tenacious, no road is impassable.”
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What's it mean? The race team uses a shield-shaped logo with an SF at the bottom for Scuderia Ferrari, while the GT cars use a rectangular badge. The horse comes from a WWI flying ace, who painted a black horse on the side of his planes for good luck; Enzo asked to do the same for his race cars. The yellow background symbolizes Enzo's hometown, Modena. More »
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04 of 11 Ferrari Ferrari’s Prancing Horse Badge. Kristen Hall-Geisler for About.com What is it A “cavallino rampante,” or prancing horse.When did it first appear? In the 1920s, when Enzo Ferrari was still building race cars for Alfa Romeo. So its first appearance was not on a Ferrari.What's it mean? The race team uses a shield-shaped logo with an SF at the bottom for Scuderia Ferrari, while the GT cars use a rectangular badge. The horse comes from a WWI flying ace, who painted a black horse on the side of his planes for good luck; Enzo asked to do the same for his race cars. The yellow background symbolizes Enzo's hometown, Modena. More »
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Ferrari’s Prancing Horse Badge. Kristen Hall-Geisler for About.com What is it A “cavallino rampante,” or prancing horse.When did it first appear? In the 1920s, when Enzo Ferrari was still building race cars for Alfa Romeo. So its first appearance was not on a Ferrari.What's it mean? The race team uses a shield-shaped logo with an SF at the bottom for Scuderia Ferrari, while the GT cars use a rectangular badge. The horse comes from a WWI flying ace, who painted a black horse on the side of his planes for good luck; Enzo asked to do the same for his race cars. The yellow background symbolizes Enzo's hometown, Modena. More »
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All Car Logos The design of car company logos often has interesting historical significance, and many have evolved over the years as the company has evolved.  This website helps shed some light into that history and meaning of the different logos. Browse through the images below, or use the search box at the left.
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The war then intervened, Maserati abandoned car making to produce components for the Italian war effort. During this time, Maserati worked in fierce competition to construct a V16 town car for Benito Mussolini before Ferry Porsche of Volkswagen built one for Adolf Hitler. This failed, and the plans were scrapped. Once peace was restored, Maserati returned to making cars; the Maserati A6 series did well in the post-war racing scene.
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The 3500 GT also provided the underpinnings for the small-volume V8-engined 5000 GT, another seminal car for Maserati. Born from the Shah of Persia’s whim of owning a road car powered by the Maserati 450S racing engine, it became one of the fastest and most expensive cars of its days. From the third to the thirty-fourth and last example produced it housed Maserati’s first ever road-going V8 engine design.

Published on Apr 28, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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